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Cyprinella lutrensis  (Baird & Girard, 1853)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Cyprinella: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335);  lutrensis: From the word lutra, meaning the otter (in reference to the type locality, Otter Creek, Arkansas (Ref. 10294).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20.   Subtropical; 15°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672); 44°N - 26°N

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North America: Mississippi River basin from soutwestern Wisconsin and eastern Indiana to Wyoming and south to Louisiana, USA; Gulf drainages west of Mississippi River to Rio Grande in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, USA. Widely introduced elsewhere in USA. Also in northern Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 3672)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits silty, sandy, and rocky pools and runs, sometimes riffles, of creeks and small to medium rivers. Can tolerate siltation and high turbidity (Ref. 5723, 86798). Feeds on terrestrial and aquatic insects, and algae (Ref. 10294).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00393 - 0.01681), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tmax=3; Fec=684).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .